Are you kidding me?!? I’ve been waiting for this for sooooooo long! It’s time to bring those trick shots to life! This year, at the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, we will finally get professional basketball players dropping their slickest moves to a classic game of H-O-R-S-E! How amazing could this actually be?
Well try not to get your hopes up too high. You will not see the likes of Kobe or Lebron throwing behind-the-back-off-the-scoreboard-bank shots any time soon, but you will get your fabulous D-leaguers attempting this.
From True Hoop’s Henry Abbott:
I talked to the head of the NBA’s D-League, Dan Reed, today (more on that later), and he told me the excellent news that this All-Star Weekend’s Friday night festivities will include a D-League H-O-R-S-E competition.
An official role of the D-League is to experiment with things the NBA is considering doing.
If done right this should be a ton of fun, but let’s just wait and see what actually happens. There are definitely some solid players in the NBDL and if they actually come prepared with a bag of tricks, this could be really entertaining. Come on D-league, do this one right! I want Dwight Howard and Baron Davis doing this next year!
Let’s also hope the NBA doesn’t decide to pre-tape this and just show us the highlights. This should be part of Friday night’s activities and will be a hell of a lot more entertaining than that Shooting Stars thing they keep trying to promote year after year. Bleh…